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YLS Civil Rights Committee Meeting
 
Date: 04/17/2013
 
Location: The Chicago Bar Association, 321 South Plymouth Court, Chicago, IL 60604
 
Presented by: YLS Civil Rights
 

SPEAKER: Deborah Pergament, Children's Law Group
TOPIC: Education the Civil Rights Issue of Our Time: Current Issues and Current Controversies Involving the Rights of Special Education Students

A discussion about school choice (vouchers, charters and the use of therapeutic schools for students with disabilities) and the controversy surrounding school closings in CPS. Ms. Pergament will also discuss the children's rights perspective as the question for any special education case (at least for the lawyer representing the parents on behalf of the student) is who is the client. That question naturally requires a consideration of the child's rights within the context of the dispute and representation. Ms. Pergament is planning on inviting her client who can speak about the issues from the client's perspective.